RCMP seek witnesses to Hwy 3A motorcycle collision

Creston RCMP are investigating a single motorcycle collision that left the driver and passenger seriously injured when it left the road.

  • Jul. 18, 2013 12:00 p.m.

The Creston RCMP are continuing their investigation into a single motorcycle collision that left the driver and passenger seriously injured when it left the road on Hwy 3A Saturday afternoon on July 6, 2013.

At approximately 2 p.m. PST, July 6, 2013, members of the Creston RCMP, BC Ambulance Service and the Creston Fire Department attended to a report of a collision involving a single vehicle in the 9000 block of Highway 3A on the east shore of Kootenay Lake, approximately 40 kilometres north of Creston.

A black 2004 Harley Davidson Classic motorcycle with a driver and passenger proceeded off road, to the right, and struck a cement barricade on a sharp corner. Both the driver and passenger were ejected from the motorcycle and suffered significant injuries.

The driver, a male from Salmo, and the passenger, a female from Ymir, were transported by ground ambulance to the Creston Valley Hospital and were both later airlifted to Foothills Hospital in Calgary.

The driver suffered serious injuries and the passenger suffered critical injuries. The pair remain in hospital in Calgary, however are in stable condition.

The Creston RCMP, with the assistance of the Integrated Collision Analyst and Reconstruction Section, continue to investigate.

Members of the Creston RCMP believe that there be witnesses to the crash or to the driving patterns of the above noted motorcycle, who may not have spoken to investigators.

As such, the Creston RCMP is asking that anyone who may have witnessed this incident, contact the Creston RCMP at 250-428-9313.